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    It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, when an elderly gentleman
    in his 80's, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated
    that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. I took his
    vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour
    before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch
    and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate
    his wound.

    On exam it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the
    needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound. While
    taking care of his wound, we began to engage in conversation I asked him
    if he had a doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such hurry.
    The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to
    eat breakfast with his wife. I then inquired as to her health. He told
    me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of
    Alzheimer Disease.

    As we talked, and I finished dressing his wound, I asked if she would be
    worried if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he
    was, that she had not recognized him in five years now. I was surprised,
    and asked him. "And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't
    know who you are?" He smiled as he patted my hand and said. "She doesn't
    know me, but I still know who she is."

    I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and
    thought, "That is the kind of love I want in my life."

    True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance
    of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be. With all the jokes
    and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes there are some that come along
    that have an important message, and this is one of those kinds. Just had
    to share it with you all.

    "The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
    they just make the best of everything that comes along their way."

    Peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank.

    Please share this with someone you care about -

    I JUST DID.....

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    the power of ..really heart wrenching after reading it. Thanks for sharing.
    I lup SG, but SG don't love me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin
    It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, when an elderly gentleman
    in his 80's, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated
    that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. I took his
    vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour
    before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch
    and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate
    his wound.

    On exam it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the
    needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound. While
    taking care of his wound, we began to engage in conversation I asked him
    if he had a doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such hurry.
    The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to
    eat breakfast with his wife. I then inquired as to her health. He told
    me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of
    Alzheimer Disease.

    As we talked, and I finished dressing his wound, I asked if she would be
    worried if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he
    was, that she had not recognized him in five years now. I was surprised,
    and asked him. "And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't
    know who you are?" He smiled as he patted my hand and said. "She doesn't
    know me, but I still know who she is."

    I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and
    thought, "That is the kind of love I want in my life."

    True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance
    of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be. With all the jokes
    and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes there are some that come along
    that have an important message, and this is one of those kinds. Just had
    to share it with you all.

    "The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
    they just make the best of everything that comes along their way."

    Peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank.

    Please share this with someone you care about -

    I JUST DID.....
    Hi melvin,

    Thanks for sharing a beautiful moment.

    True love for another is a beautiful thing.

    Thank you again for sharing your experience.

    I hope others have similar stories to relate.

    Cheers
    Time, is an effortless construction :)

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    Guess to love is to like to keep filling a cup

    Irregardless if the other is able to fill it anymore

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    Thanks Melvin for your touching account.

    Such experiences are rare to come by. They will definitely leave a mark in your life. It totally changes our outlook on things cos it really touches the

    Hey, maybe you should send this to "A Slice of life" on 93.8 life by Eugene Loh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eng_keow
    Thanks Melvin for your touching account.

    Such experiences are rare to come by. They will definitely leave a mark in your life. It totally changes our outlook on things cos it really touches the

    Hey, maybe you should send this to "A Slice of life" on 93.8 life by Eugene Loh.
    thanks for sharing and i agree with eng keow that it changes our outlook on things. And yup you should send it to a slice of life!!

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